American actress Scarlett Johansson has designed a handbag for Spanish fashion chain Mango in a charity initiative to aid victims of the Haiti earthquake.
Johansson’s Haiti handbag will be distributed in all Mango stores worldwide from March 2010. All profits will be donated to INTERMÓN-OXFAM, which is helping victims of the disaster.
The Haiti handbag retails at £16.90 and will be exclusively available in more than 1,390 Mango stores.
Scarlett Johansson, who is the face of Mango, has designed a print on the handbag to represent the ancient cartography of Haiti. It contains the message “Supporting the people of Haiti” written and signed by the actress.
Johansson said: “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Mango to promote conscious consumerism and to benefit Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund. By purchasing this bag, which I specially designed, you are helping to provide life-saving assistance like clean water to the people of Haiti.”
The complete stunning set of Mango’s Summer 2010 HQ promo pics has been added to the gallery. Personally it’s my fave Mango campaign with Scarlett, don’t you think she looks gorgeous? I adored it.
– Other Projects: Modeling: Mango > 2010 Spring/Summer campaign
Yesterday night Scarlett made her Broadway debut officially, in Arthur Miller’s play A View From The Bridge. After the play the whole cast attended the after-party. Scarlett was wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress with Van Cleef & Arpels jewelery. In my opinion she looked a bit older, but so beautiful and cheerful anyway. Lots of HQs have been added to the gallery, hope you like them.
– Public Events: 2010 > A View From The Bridge Opening Night After-party
Scarlett’s Broadway play official opened yesterday and the first reviews are coming in. Here is what some of them are saying about her performance:
Johansson, an actor I never thought had much range, more than holds her own, and brings a stirring vulnerability and subtlety in the role of Carbone’s neice. Her performance feels wholly authentic and earned, and during her anguished love scene I could see tears streaking her cheeks. You can fake that on film, but not on stage. – Gothamist
Johansson, making her Broadway debut, is a revelation, giving a shaded, nuanced performance. At first, she’s sweetly fond of her uncle, only later realizing his unspoken attentions. And check out her impeccable Brooklyn accent. – ABC
Looking shapely in tight sweaters and skirts yet still girlishly oblivious to her sensuality, Johansson embodies this dilemma with touching dignity, as much in her moments of cautious distance as those of heated self-assertiveness. – Variety
Johansson disappears so completely into the role of Catherine, the plucky but naïve niece of a longshoreman, that you won’t stop to consider the qualities that make her distinctly suited to the part. Only afterward will you likely realize the actress’s youthful sensuality and capacity for good-natured goofiness constitute a perfect fit for this sheltered 17-year-old struggling to come to terms with her effect on men — her uncle, in particular. – USAToday
Johansson, sporting a convincing Brooklyn accent, is touching as the young girl blossoming into womanhood. Although like most stage tyros she needs to do more work in terms of projection and stage presence, she more than holds her own opposite her dynamic co-star, which is saying something indeed. – Hollywood Reporter
It was evident to me from her performance in “Girl with a Pearl Earring” in 2003, the same year she co-starred with Bill Murray in “Lost in Translation,” that Scarlett Johansson was an actress of major talent, not just star quality. She was 19 then; she had already been acting professionally for a decade. As Catherine, Johansson must be a sheltered girl who receives two shocks in quick succession – the jolt of love and the thunderbolt of betrayal — that force her to figure out how to grow up quickly; it is riveting to watch her do so. – The Faster Times
So many new things for today that I know you’re going to love! First of all, the site information has been updated, Scarlett’s Biography, the Quotes page & the Supported Causes one have all been completed with all from 2009/2010. There are also lots of new pics in the gallery. Some photos of Jan 20th’s A View From The Bridge show with Scarlett on stage, two new stunning Mango spring/summer 2010 campaign ads, and also a pic with an article of Scarlett & Liev Schreiber for Vogue magazine, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. I hope you all like all this news, and remember that A View… opens tomorrow so we’ll get the first official reviews soon! Last but not least, here* you have the first video clips of Scarlett in the play! Yeah! Enjoy!
You and three friends can meet Scarlett Johansson on opening night of her new play, A View from the Bridge, this Sunday (January 24) at NYC’s Cort Theatre.
You’ll get to watch the play, meet the 25-year-old actress at the after party, and help earthquake survivors in Haiti. If you’re lucky, you might spot Liev Schreiber at the after-party too!
All proceeds go to Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund, which is helping to provide clean water and sanitation.
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As you all probably already know, there was a horrible tragedy this week in Haiti. Here is Scarlett’s official statement:
“My heart goes out to the millions of people affected by the tragic events that have afflicted Haiti. As an ambassador of Oxfam, I urge those who are able to donate to the organization which currently has over 200 people on the ground and a team of 15 highly-experienced emergency specialists based in the capital that are responding with public health, water and sanitation services to prevent the spread of water borne disease.”
So, here is the first official photo of Scarlett & Liev Schreiber in A View From The Bridge! Remember that the play opens officially on January 24th, now it’s still in previews. Read a great interview with co-star Liev below.
“I’ve just been really impressed with her composure. Broadway is a pressurized situation and we’ve had a really short rehearsal period,” Liev says. “It’s really amazing watching her handle it so well and so beautifully. She’s really evolved so much especially over the last two to three weeks. I’m blown away by her. I’ve kind of fallen for Scarlett.”
Sooo finally! Scarlett’s shortfilm These Vagabond Shoes starring Kevin Bacon is out, and I personally loved it. It’s a shame that the only verison we have it’s in russian but our girl Anthrax from the forum translated it for us, if you’re interested you can see the translation in spanish/english here*. Enjoy, and please leave all your opinions!
These Vagabond Shoes (click to watch)
I recently came across some more MQ photos of Scarlett and Pete Yorn at the Paris press conference for their album Break Up which was held back in September of last year. She looks so beautiful!
– Public Events > Events in 2009 > ‘Break Up’ Press Conference in Paris
According to Broadway World, Scarlett’s Broadway play A View From the Bridge will begin previews on December 28th. The play opens officially on January 14th for a fourteen week run.
In A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Miller’s most passionate drama, Schreiber plays Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine, played by Scarlett Johansson. When Catherine falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie’s jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family, and his world.
Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com.